Wherever I am, the world comes after me.
It offers me its busyness. It does not believe that I do not want it.
Now I understand 
why the old poets of China went so far
and high 
into the mountains, then crept into the pale mist.
"The Old Poets of China" by Mary Oliver

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The UP Asian Center will offer free Bahasa Indonesia classes which will be held every Saturday starting 22 February 2020 to 9 May 2020. Applications for the limited slots in classes are open to all, but priority will be given to Asian Center students.

The UP Asian Center is looking for one, non-UP contractual Junior Museum Specialist who will be tasked to manage the Asian Center museum's collection until 30 June 2020. The contract may be renewed. Deadline of application is 15 February 2020. Deadline extended to 23 February 2020.

The UP Asian Center will be holding a special lecture and debriefing seminar on Japanese society and culture on 20 February 2020, 1 pm–4 pm, UP Asian Center. QC.

The UP Asian Center will be holding a public forum, Conflict in West Asia: Implications on Philippine Labor Migration, on 31 January 2020, 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm at the UP Asian Center, QC. The event is free and open to the public.

The UPD Asian Center and the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia in the Philippines welcome applications for a FREE batik-making workshop on 11 February 2020, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., UP Asian Center, QC